Welcome to my new blog. This is my first true attempt into the blogosphere. I will be posting here various topics that relate to Educational Technology. I have contemplated blogging many times, but my hatred, fear and full anxiety of writing has prevented me from doing so.
Today I would like to discuss blogs. What is their purpose? Should they be used in schools? If I really liked writing I would say, “Yes.” Since I do not want my contempt for writing to bias me, I will stay say, “Yes.” There are a myriad of activities and projects that can be done with a blog.
Blogs can be used as a writing tool. Students can blog a paragraph or too and then other students can comment on it. They can make their editorial critiques and then the student can create a final draft. The teacher can see which students are commenting and are participating in the assignment.
Additionally blogs can be used to brainstorm about a holiday or event in Jewish History. Everyone can have their voice heard. Blogs can be used to help create D’vray Torah as a community where everyone has a say.
Check out these links for some ideas:
If you have any other ideas or comments please feel free to share. Just please be kind with your comments.